From: Staff @ Karon Shea [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:19 PM
To: Marc Reece
Subject: [Opinions about Karon Shea and John Wood at Karon Shea Model Management] New comment on John Wood has decided to create another way to mak....
John Wood is no longer with us. (over 30 days now)What he does with his own time we cannot control at this moment WE are taking legal actions against him. If you have concerns please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Karon is taking care of John. karon is picking out models herself with private one on one appts. any questions email@example.com
as far as IMTA. any agency can bring their models to this event. An agency can take advantage of this and the amount of money but not having training leading up to IMTA in NYC. ours however has set up classes that meet twice a week. You need to be top notch for this event. so we are teaching all models the in's and out's. Please google the name Mark Lund. He is one of our teachers here at karon shea. He is helping the models prepare for IMTA in NYC July 21-27.just yesterday they had a full day class (10am-4:00pm) we hired a hair and makeup guy to show the models what would be best. We also hired a photographer who did have a photo shoot with each model. basically the amount of money is for the 2 month training and all expenses in NYC (hotel/ transportation/ food)for 7 days. basically the flack on the internet is from other agencies who have taken advantage and has not put the time and effort into their models before this event
OK SO THERE ARE THE EMAILS I HAVE RECEIVED FROM KARON SHEA'S OFFICE. I BELIEVE ,THAT BECAUSE OF THIS BLOG AND THIS BLOG ONLY THAT JOHN WOOD IS NO LONGER REPRESENTING KARON SHEA'S BUSINESS; HOWEVER AS OF TODAY 5/21/08 HIS NAME IS STILL LISTED ON HER WEB SITE AND KARON SAID HE HAS BEEN GONE FOR 30 ACCORDING TO HER EMAIL. JOHN WAS STILL WITH THIS COMPANY AS OF 2 WEEKS AGO. SO I CAN NOT CONFIRM THIS TO BE TRUE OR FALSE.
THAT BEING SAID ACCORDING TO HIS MOST RECENT POSTING ON CRAIG'S LIST HE MAY VERY WELL BE ON HIS OWN BUT WORKING WITH RICHARD BERTONE. IT WAS ONLY UNTIL RECENTLY THAT JOHN LEFT KARON SHEA MODEL MANAGEMENT (SUPPOSEDLY) BUT HE WAS WITH HER FOR AT LEAST 3 YEARS. BEFORE THIS ALL CAME UP, SO UNLESS SHE WAS COMPLETELY OBLIVIOUS ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE ROOM WHERE THE CATTLE CALLS WERE GOING ON, PRIOR TO HER TALK. THE BUCK HAS TO STOP SOMEWHERE.
OK SO RICHARD BERTONE HAS A MY SPACE PAGE, I HAVE A BLOG! THE FACT THAT IN THIS DAY AND AGE EVERYBODY HAS A WEBSITE UP IT SEEMS TO BRING LEGITIMACY TO YOUR BUSINESS. I MEAN EVEN KARON SHEA HAS A WEBSITE, I HAVE A BLOG, AND A WEBSITE. RICHARD DOES NOT.
IF RICHARD BERTONE IS THIS BIG NAME PHOTOGRAPHER WHY DOESN'T MORE COME UP WHEN YOU GOOGLE HIM. I MEAN YOU CAN GOOGLE ME AND I COME UP ALL OVER THE PLACE. I CALLED ONE OF THE PAGEANTS HE DID SOME WORK FOR AND THEY WOULD NOT GIVE A GOOD OR BAD REFERENCE OR SAY A WORD EITHER WAY! WHY?
IT RAISED A RED FLAG. I ACTUALLY SPOKE TO RICHARD ON THE PHONE AND HE SAID THAT PEOPLE WERE STEALING HIS WORK, I CANT CONFIRM OR DENY THAT STATEMENT TO BE TRUE. ALSO RICHARD BERTONE TOLD ME THAT HE RECEIVES A PERCENTAGE OF THE MONEY THAT KARON SHEA MODEL MANAGEMENT BROUGHT IN FOR HIS PHOTO SESSION, SOMEWHERE IN THE AMOUNT OF 350.00 THE REST WENT TO THE KARON SHEA AND JOHN WOOD.
FOR THE RECORD I HAVE A DIGITAL CAMERA AND TAKE PICTURES AS WELL.. BIG DEAL. ALSO I HAVE POSTED SOME COMMENTS THAT ACTUALLY FAVORED RICHARD BERTONE. YOU CAN READ THEM AND DECIDE. DO I THINK HE SHOULD GET PAID FOR TAKING PICTURES ABSOLUTELY! BUT WHY SHOULD KARON SHEA MODEL MANAGEMENT AND JOHN WOOD GET A CUT.
THE PROBLEM IS THAT JOHN SPECIFICALLY SAID HE DOES NOT MAKE A DIME UNTIL HE GETS YOU WORK. HE ALSO SAID THAT HE IS NOT MAKING A DIME FROM THESE PHOTOS.
AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH ABOUT THE IMTA. (INTERNATIONAL MODEL AND TALENT AGENCY ) IT HAS BEEN SAID ON MORE THAN 1 OCCASION THAT THE SCHOOLS AND AGENCY'S THAT SEND PEOPLE TO THE CONVENTION GET A KICK BACK FROM THE IMTA.
IF YOU ATTENDED THE MOST RECENT IMTA CONVENTION THROUGH KARON SHEA ASK YOURSELF DID YOU GO BECAUSE YOU HAD THE LOOK OR DID YOU GO BECAUSE YOU HAD 5,000 DOLLARS. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT ATTENDED THROUGH KARON SHEA MODEL MANAGEMENT, AND IF SO WAS IT WORTH 5,000 DOLLARS.
HOW BAD DO YOU WANT TO BE FAMOUS, THAT YOU WOULD HAND OVER 5K. YES SOME COULD SAY ITS AN INVESTMENT, THAT YOU HAVE TO INVEST IN YOURSELF. IT JUST SEEMS THAT EVEN WITH THE CLASSES AND THE COACHES IT IS RIGHT OUT OF WHAT THE BBB SAYS BEWARE OF.